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This lamp is possibly Sandwich glass- acanthus leaf design, it burnt whale oil.

Made of completely clear glass.

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Reproduction of an early 19th century lamp

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Used for illumination

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Whale oil was the main source of illumination in the 1850s-1860s

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Fuel for lamps like these was refined whale oil. This lamp was most popular in the United States in the 1830s and 1840s. Our lamps here are old reproductions that have no place for whale oil.
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